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Chevy Chase

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Rashida Jones

The Challenge: I made the connection from CHEVY CHASE to RASHIDA JONES in three TV degrees. If Beal can do equal or better, she wins 10 points + 5 bonus points IF she can avoid the use of anyone who worked for Dundler Mifflin.

If YOU, the reader, can do better AND post it in the comments before Beal posts her answer to the bottom of this post, YOU get a prize. Seriously, something genuinely awesome will show up on your door step within one calendar year.

The Rules: No online research allowed. ESPECIALLY IMDB!! Come on, it’s a GAME, half the fun is PLAYING not CHEATING. Any and all research conducted at your local library is accepted and encouraged. Connections through television AND movies are accepted, relationships are not.

Challenge ACCEPTED: AND tied. For a minute there, I thought you had mean, I kept circling from Rashida Jones, back to Rashida Jones, via Paul Rudd, at any rate, here’s what I came up with. . .

1. Rashida Jones stars in Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler.

2. Amy Poehler starred in Baby Mama with Steve Martin.

3. Who starred in Three Amigos with Chevy Chase.

(I’m allowed to use movies right?)

Oh, Beal. Sweet, precious Beal. The magic connection we were looking for here was John Oliver, Daily Show correspondent. Rashida & Ed Helms in The Office to John Oliver to Chevy Chase, his co-star on Community.

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Six Degrees: NTO Style

Valerie Bertinelli

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Faith Ford

The Challenge: I made the connection from VALERIE BERTINELLI to FAITH FORD in three TV degrees. If Judi can do equal or better, she wins 10 points + 5 bonus points IF she can avoid the use of anyone who worked for FYI. (And yes, I did issue the final challenge of the decade last year, but my New Year’s resolution was to give Judi a change to redeem herself on the point board this year).

If YOU, the reader, can do better AND post it in the comments before Judi posts her answer to the bottom of this post, YOU get a prize. Seriously, something [less terrifc than Judi would send] will show up on your door step within one calendar year.

The Rules: No online research allowed. ESPECIALLY IMDB!! Come on, it’s a GAME, half the fun is PLAYING not CHEATING. Any and all research conducted at your local library is accepted and encouraged. Connections through television AND movies are accepted, relationships are not.

Challenge Accepted: Yeesh. This one SUCKED. The only things I know about Val Bert is that she starred in One Day at a Time (which I did not watch), a bunch of Lifetime movies (which I have not seen) and Jenny Craig commercials. Guess which proved the most fruitful?

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Six Degrees NTO Style

Craig Ferguson to

Joyce DeWitt

The Challenge: I made the connection from CRAIG FERGUSON to JOYCE DEWITT in three TV degrees. If Judi can do equal or better, she wins 10 points + 5 bonus points IF she can avoid the use of anyone who has patronized the Regal Beagal.

If YOU, the reader, can do better AND post it in the comments before Judi posts her answer to the bottom of this post, YOU get a prize. Seriously, something [less terrifc than Judi would send] will show up on your door step within one calendar year.

The Rules: No online research allowed. ESPECIALLY IMDB!! Come on, it’s a GAME, half the fun is PLAYING not CHEATING. Any and all research conducted at your local library is accepted and encouraged. Connections through television AND movies are accepted, relationships are not. ALSO: As we all know, Craig Ferguson hosts his own late night talk show on CBS, use of this program to form a degree is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Challenge ACCEPTED: Since I am unaware of Joyce DeWitt’s talents that do not involve my favorite sick-day sitcom of all time, I’m going to have to abandon the bonus points. But at least this will get me back on the board, thank you Baby Jesus in a TV-shaped manger.

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The Six Degrees Challenge: I’m not going to lie. I am out for BLOOD. And I need to even the scorecard here. If Beal can get

from Jack McBrayer

to David Boreanaz

in 2 TV degrees or less, she will be awarded 10 points. And if she can make the 2 degrees WITHOUT using McBrayer’s current series regular role on a popular NBC comedy (I said I was out for blood, dammit) or film, she gets a bonus 5 points. And, as always, if you, the reader, can beat Beal to the punch and do it in 2 degrees or less, without using McBrayer’s current series regular role on a popular NBC comedy, you will be awarded an AMAZING prize. (It’s seriously amazing, I’m SO proud of it.)

The Rules: No IMDB, no Google searching, no Interwebbing of any kind. It’s all stored away in the Vault of Useless Knowledge. Connections through television AND movies are accepted (unless stated in the challenge regarding points awarded) but personal relationships are not. I do not care if Kimora Lee Simmons banged both David Boreanaz AND Jack McBrayer, it does not count as a degree. (Note: She did not, as far as I know, though if she did, I’m pretty sure I would’ve watched that reality show of hers.)

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Six Degrees: NTO Style

Peri Gilpin

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Tina Yothers

The Challenge: I made the connection from PERI GILPIN to TINA YOTHERS in three TV degrees. If Judi can do equal or better, she wins 10 points + 5 bonus points IF she can do it without the use of EITHER Yother’s most well-known TV role OR Gilpin’s most well-known TV role.

If YOU, the reader, can do better AND post it in the comments before Judi posts her answer to the bottom of this post, YOU get a prize. Seriously, something [less terrifc than Judi would send] will show up on your door step within one calendar year.

The Rules: No online research allowed. ESPECIALLY IMDB!! Come on, it’s a GAME, half the fun is PLAYING not CHEATING. Any and all research conducted at your local library is accepted and encouraged. Connections through television AND movies are accepted, relationships are not.

Challenge Accepted (Judi): I pretty much broke every rule here. While I do NOT get the five bonus points (I can’t for the life of me think of a Tina Yothers vehicle, other than Family Ties, that does not involve the words VH1 and Where Are They Now?) and may not even get the regular 10 points because I’m using a movie, I am so proud of myself for this one that I don’t even care. Seriously, it involves one of my FAVORITE Michael J. Fox movies EVER and, so, I will forsake points for its mention.

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Kellie Martin

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Matt LeBlanc

The Challenge: I made the connection from Kellie Martin to Matt LeBlanc in 3 TV Degrees. If Beal can do equal or better by the end of today, she gets 10 Points, with an extra 5 points if she stays out of Kellie’s vast “Made For TV” Movie library. If YOU, the reader, can do better AND post it in the comments before Beal posts her answer to the bottom of this post, YOU get a prize. Yes, I will actually mail you something awesome. It’s Cyber Monday- what if it’s a new computer?! (It won’t be. BUT special prize bonus- I’ll let you know my own personal and slightly weird connection to Kellie Martin. I know, right? SO INTRIGUING.)

The Rules: No IMDB, no Google searching, no Interwebbing of any kind. It’s all stored away in the Vault of Useless Knowledge.

Challenge Accepted: I made the connection from Kellie Martin to Matt LeBlanc in two or three degrees, depending on whether or not we are enforcing the “shared screen time” rule.

1. Kellie Martin starred in ER with Noah Wyle.

2. Noah Wyle guest starred on Friends with Matt LeBlanc.


3. (if necessary) Noah Wyle guest starred (shared screen time) on Friends with Cortney Cox/Jennifer Aniston, who starred on Friends with Matt LeBlanc.


BAM!

From Judi: Well, well, well. You were fast, Beal, and more efficient than I but NOT FAST ENOUGH. Reader Jen209 clocked in with a correct answer approximately ten minutes before your posted response. She (I asssume it’s a “she”) wins a prize! AND she gets a first-person account of my somewhat creepy Kellie Martin story. Congratulations and I’m so sorry!

As for my route, I went old-school with Kellie Martin starring with Patti LuPone in Life Goes On, who shared the small screen with Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock, who played a sad date on Friends with Matt LeBlanc. Clearly, ER is a Six-Degrees gold mine, considering its epic run, and something I will keep in mind next time.


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Six Degrees: NTO Style

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Camryn Manheim

The Challenge: I made the connection from Kirk Cameron to Camryn Manheim in 3 Degrees. If Judi can do equal or better, she wins 10 points + 5 bonus points IF she stays within the confines of television. If YOU, the reader, can do better AND post it in the comments before Judi posts her answer to the bottom of this post, YOU get a prize. Seriously, something terrific will show up on your door step within one calendar year.

The Rules: No online research allowed. ESPECIALLY IMDB!! Come on, it’s a GAME, half the fun is PLAYING not CHEATING. Any and all research conducted at your local library is accepted and encouraged. Connections through television AND movies are accepted, relationships are not.

Challenge Accepted (Judi): Oh, Beal. You little minx. At first, I was intimidated by the relatively small TV rosters for Manheim and our own Mike Seaver. But you should’ve known better than to start with a Cameron. Here’s how I did it:

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